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Death Valley National Park
In a state of superlatives, Death Valley National Park can outrank the best. It contains the lowest point in the United States, the hottest and driest climates, remarkable history, and the most outstanding photo opportunities ever created by shifting sands, canyons, marble cliffs, and historical rui
One of Los Angeles County's most beautiful private gardens, Descanso is both tame and wild.
Droughts are part of California's ecology. The science behind the headlines is ambivalent when understanding the state.
Drought Tolerant Butterfly Gardening
Drought gardening can also be butterfly gardening. Many plants that well in the dry California landscape also provide nectar and foraging for caterpillars and butterflies.
EL Nino Southern Oscillation
What is ENSO? What is El Nino? This article is a brief introduction to the weather pattern that helps to create California's cycle of drought and flood.
Fall Color in California's State Parks
The East Coast is famous for fall color, but California's got it as well. The State Park system is a particularly lovely place to 'leaf-peep'.
Food with a History at E Waldo Ward
Gourmet jams, jellies, and other condiments provide a link to the past at a tiny local business in the tiny town of Sierra Madre, California.
Getting Into College in California
College acceptances are getting harder and harder at the state's elite public (and some private) institutions. It's important to understand the various kinds of institutions and choose carefully.
Ghost Stories of California
A quick read, this book will delight those interested in the ghost stories associated with California's history.
Hahamonga Watershed Park
Located at the north end of Los Angeles County, Hahamonga Watershed Park in west Pasadena is a lovely placed to spend the afternoon. Hikers, cyclists, and equestrians will enjoy the facilities here.
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